The Sweet Life: If I Could Turn Back Time

There’s a scene in one of my favourite films, Bill Forsyth’s Local Hero, where the oilman from Texas gets so relaxed on a beautiful sandy beach in Scotland that he leaves his watch in a rock pool when crabbing. This is the same guy who, when he arrived only a few days earlier from Houston, was absolutely obsessed with what time it was back in his part of the world. Eventually he is seduced by the local lifestyle and he surrenders to life without a watch without even noticing, into a place where a watch becomes meaningless because time is […]

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